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How Happiness Makes you Better at Work

July 14, 2010

“Don’t worry, be happy”, a song by musician Bobby McFerrin, is one of most famous songs in the history of jazz music. Being happy can change your life.

According to Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project, being happy brings a lot of benefits to the workplace. They are:

1)      Enhanced relationships as others enjoy being around those that make them happy.

2)      Greater self-confidence which helps them perform better on managerial tasks such as leadership.

3)      Improved creativity because positive moods improve problem solving by making it easier for people to think flexibly

4)      Better health as people who are happy tend to have stronger immune systems.

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